Book Review: Ourselves by S. G. Redling

Posted February 23, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the PR company in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Ourselves by S. G. RedlingOurselves by S. G. Redling
Series: The Nahan #1
Published by Amazon Publishing on January 27th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Urban
Format: Paperback
Source: the PR company
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They have always been among us. An ancient, nature-loving race, the Nahan have protected their secret world by cultivating the myths of fanged, bloodsucking monsters that haunt legends. Yet they walk through our world as our coworkers and our neighbors, hiding in plain sight and coexisting in peace. They survive...and they prosper. A shy young dreamer, Tomas wanders through his life with help from his good friends and influential family on the ruling Council. Now, he's decided his future lies with the Nahan's most elite class: the mysterious Storytellers. But his family is troubled by his new choice--and by his new girlfriend, Stell, a wild, beautiful, and deadly outcast from a fanatical Nahan sect. As Tomas descends into the dark wonders of the Nahan's most powerful culture, Stell answers her own calling as an exceptional assassin. But when a lethal conspiracy threatens their destinies, Tomas and Stell must unite their remarkable talents against the strongest--and most sinister--of their kind.

“Ourselves” by S.G. Redling is about an ancient race called the Nahan. The Nahan has protected their secret by making themselves legends. They walk through the world as normal people hiding in plain in sight. This ancient race has survived and they have prospered in our world. Tomas has decided that his future with the elite class, the storytellers. His family doesn’t agree with his new choice. His girlfriend Stell is becoming an exceptional assassin. When a conspiracy arises the two unite against the most sinister and the strongest of the Nathan.

This story explains the myths behind vampires. How the eat and get their energy. Redling puts a different twist on the vampire myths. I tried to give this story a try. I don’t normally read vampire novels but this one was sent to me and it sounded interesting. I found that I just could not finish the book. The seductions and murders of the people by the Nahan was just too much to deal with. I can handle violence just fine and I can handle assassins fine too. This book is just way too much. I had to stop reading it.


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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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